Posts Tagged ‘ pcbritz ’

Video: Rocky Journalism – Being a Reporter on a Ship (Interview)

Grit is a reporter for Deutsche Welle’s “Made In Germany” and loves to go on ships. She told me what is so special and challenging about being a reporter on a ship, right before she went on a tug boat!

The mini-interview is part of a #MadeInGermany special on Hamburg (#MadeInHamburg). Here is the entire show: http://dw.de/p/1EK77

Video (German): Of Bumpers and Meatballs

What’s yummy food got to do with car production? In order for it to come out hot and just as ordered, you’ll have to do a lot of pre-planning: What color? Do you want leather seats? The tough bumper or the sporty one? The more the production process is streamlined, the cheaper the car will be.

Students at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Potsdam, Germany are developing software to optimize this process. And it works both in the assembly line and the kitchen!

(Deutsche Übersetzung, siehe unten)

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Video (German): Germany’s first Bitcoin-ATM

Berlin has Germany’s first Bitcoin ATM. So how does it work and uhm… what’s Bitcoin again?


Produced during my traineeship, March 2014, as co-author, cameraman and co-cutter.

In Berlin steht Deutschlands erster Bitcoin-Automat. Doch wie funktioniert der und ehm…was waren nochmal Bitcoins?
Produziert im März 2014 an der Electronic Media School, Potsdam im Rahmen meines Volontariats (praxis4.de) als Co-Autor, Kameramann und Co-Cutter.

A Patch of Heaven – Video Project

You would expect urban gardening projects in the hip and cool neighborhooods of Berlin, but in Wedding? Anja Manzke manages “Himmelbeet” (“patch of / in heaven”) and is getting it ready for its second season. The urban gardening project will have to show that it can last through the troubles of growing in a neglected neighborhood.The project founders have high hopes!

Max and I produced the video as part of our Praxis4 training at the EMS – Electronic Media School. His role was mostly editorial, mine was mostly camera work. Both of us did the raw editing and we had professional help for the finish.

Video: Camera Durability Test

I produced this video for Stiftung Warentest (compare to “Which?” (UK) or “Consumer Reports” (USA) during my traineeship, where I spent three months in the Press Office.

I was fascinated by how many steps a single product went through during tests and also by the kind of tests that were done. I wanted to give people an idea what a product goes through during the tests. What better way than to tell the story from the Point of View of the product itself?

Here’s the journey of a Nikon 1 AW 1 during the durability test:

Teaser (English translation):
It hurts even to look at it. Products have to endure a lot at Stiftung Warentest if they want to prove themselves. The Nikon 1 AW 1 survived the durability test. We went along on the camera’s journey.
This is where the original test is:
https://www.test.de/Systemkamera-von-Nikon-Stossfest-wasserdicht-aber-nur-mittelmaessige-Bilder-4643952-0/

Reportage – The ONE thing you need to know!

What does it take to write a good reportage?

Last week, we Praxis4-trainees had one week to figure that out.

There are many things, you need to think about when tackling this format, the most important being…
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Starting my traineeship PRAXIS4 at EMS Babelsberg

Practice will show…

If you want to be a journalist in Germany, you are. It’s as easy as that. The term “journalist” is not protected.

The P4-Team: Future consumer and economy journalists

Anyone can be a journalist (even we, ha! ;)).

If you want to be a good and / or successful journalist however, there’s hardly a way around …

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Warum Blogger und Verlage nicht zu einander finden – ein Erklärungsversuch

Das Vorwurfskarussell, Kulturkriege und der digitale Graben

Das Vorwurfskarussell ist das treibende Prinzip unserer Gesellschaft:
Wenn irgendwo irgendetwas schief läuft, hauen sich alle Beteiligten danach so lange zusammenhangslos Vorwürfe um die Ohren, bis allen schwindelig ist und sie wieder aus dem Karussell hinaus torkeln und zwar genau da, wo sie eingestiegen sind. Nur dass ihnen jetzt auch noch schlecht ist.”

Marc Uwe Kling “Die Trocknertheorie” in Das Känguru-Manifest

Ein trauriges Beispiel dieser wenig hilfreichen Form der Kommunikation haben Rhein-Zeitungs-Chefredakteur Christian Lindner und Digitalstratege Thomas Knüwer gerade im Medium Magazin abgeliefert.

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How to prepare yourself for your first radio story (with Resources)

Getting Radio Active

Ever wondered why they call it "sound bite"?

Ever wondered why they call it “sound bite”?

There are various reasons people get annoyed by me, but the one I am most proud of: I ask too many questions.

I can’t help it, I’m  curious. I want to know how things work, why people do what they do the way they do it. Or sometimes just: what they do!

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Video (German): Drumming for a job

The story of a young girl trying to find her way into the job market through a drumming project.

I authored this video during an internship at Südwestrundfunk, a public broadcaster in Mainz.
There’s also a German script